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Three police officers hired by Trenton City Council; discussion continues but no action taken on trash service

Three representatives of Rapid Removal Disposal met last night with the Trenton City Council and city officials to discuss issues regarding trash service, particularly complaints that have been received by staff at City Hall. Councilman Lance Otto led a discussion on his research on the banned breed dog ordinance as well as the dangerous dogs’ […]

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Fire destroys garage and portion of adjacent home in north Trenton

A garage was destroyed by fire while the adjacent house received fire, smoke, and water damage early Tuesday evening in Trenton. Members of the Trenton Fire Department and Grundy County Rural Fire Protection District responded with equipment and personnel to 503 East 22nd Street in north Trenton. The call came in at 5:37 pm with […]

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Trenton Police Personnel Board and Trenton Utility Committee to meet

Personnel will be the topic for a Monday night meeting of the Trenton Police Personnel Board. The closed session meeting will begin at 6 o’clock and it’s held at the law enforcement center in Trenton. Trenton’s Utility Committee that oversees Trenton Municipal Utilities will hold a meeting on Tuesday night, November 16. The agenda for […]

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Blown transformers cause power outage in Trenton

Multiple transformers blew the night of October 29th, causing a power outage in the south central part of Trenton. A spokesperson reports transformers blew on Kitty Street and at the First Street substation during the 12 o’clock hour. City Administrator Ron Urton reports an underground cable burned in two, and electricity was rerouted. The spokesperson […]

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Trenton Municipal Utilities issues boil advisory due to water main repair

Trenton Municipal Utilities has issued a precautionary boil advisory due to a water main repair. The advisory will be in effect until Thursday, October 21 at 3 p.m. for residents on East 28th Street from Northeast Eighth Avenue to 4400 East 28th Street, Hunter Road from East 28th Street to Lake Trenton Drive, and Sportsman […]

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Trenton Utility Committee reviews qualifications of two firms for water and sewer rate studies

The council committee that oversees Trenton Municipal Utilities on Tuesday evening reviewed the qualifications of two companies interested in doing studies on Trenton water and sewer rates. TMU staff reviewed the qualifications of Toth and Associates and for Raftelis. Utility director Ron Urton said the staff recommends using Toth and Associates based on good experience […]

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Flushing of Trenton water distribution system to take place east of Highway 65

Trenton Municipal Utilities staff will begin flushing the distribution system in the area east of Highway 65 and to the City limits on the east side of town beginning Thursday, October 14th and running through the remaining month of October and possibly into the first week in November. Flushing the water system is a semi-annual […]

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Trenton Municipal Utilities to begin flushing area east of railroad tracks

Trenton Municipal Utilities staff will begin flushing the distribution system in the area east of the railroad tracks to Highway 65 and will continue flushing various areas inside the city limits during the month. Te\he flushing of this area will begin on Wednesday, October 6, 2021. This is a semi-annual requirement of the water treatment […]

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Trenton Municipal Utilities to begin flushing of water system on Monday

Trenton Municipal Utilities staff will begin flushing the distribution system beginning Monday, October 4, 2021, and continuing for October and November. Crews will begin flushing the area west of the Railroad tracks and will continue flushing various areas inside the city limit during these next two months. This is a semi-annual requirement of the water […]

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Trenton Water Plant to add chemicals to water which helps to cleanse water pipe walls and reduce biofilm

Beginning Friday, October 1, 2021, the Trenton Municipal Utilities Water Treatment Plant will begin utilizing free chlorine, or a free chlorine conversion, in its water system. This entails feeding free chlorine, instead of chloramines (chlorine combined with ammonia), as the disinfectant leaving the Water Treatment Plant. This free chlorine conversion, according to city officials, will […]

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Trenton Utility Committee hears report on cost to extend utilities to Industrial Park in North Trenton

Reports highlighted at Monday evening’s meeting of the committee that oversees Trenton Municipal Utilities. Utility Director/ City Administrator Ron Urton reported on the potential routes that could be used if the city were to extend water and sewer lines to Industrial Park in North Trenton. While waiting on updated cost estimates from an engineering firm, […]

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Trenton police report no injuries, but issue citation to driver after trailer comes loose from pickup, striking utility pole

The Trenton Police Department reports there were no injuries, but one driver was issued a citation after a trailer struck a utility pole on September 8, 2021. Officer Jeff Spencer’s crash report says 78-year-old Larry Eugene Dannar of Trenton drove a pickup truck south on Princeton Road. The towed unit came unhooked near 19th Street, […]

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Trenton City Council looks at creation of a “Social District,” discuss increasing monthly base rate of water meter charge

The Trenton City Council Monday night reviewed a preliminary report on proposed improvements to the aging water treatment plant, including an initial discussion on how to pay for an anticipated loan to finance the projects. The council also endorsed a developer’s application seeking funding for senior citizen housing, the creation of a social district for […]

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Audio: Trenton submits request to receive funds from American Recovery Act

City Administrator Ron Urton reports Trenton has submitted to the state of Missouri an application and funding request to receive money from the American Recovery Act. Urton Tuesday evening told the Trenton Municipal Utilities Committee that it would be several weeks before funds are received, perhaps in two disbursements. Urton said Trenton could receive a […]

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Audio: How electricity gets into Trenton’s electrical system and what happens during a power outage with city crews

Trenton City Administrator and Utility Director Ron Urton reports the after-hours emergency phone number to report power outages in the city is routed to the water plant. During the power outage that affected the whole city the night of July 15, he says the power plant operator had to shut down the water plant due […]

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Audio: Rapid Removal asked to provide information to insert into monthly utility bills

At a recent Trenton City Council meeting, Rapid Removal Disposal of Trenton was asked to provide information to insert into Trenton Municipal Utilities monthly utility bills about what the company can accept. City Administrator and Utility Director Ron Urton explains the City of Trenton contracts for trash service pick up for the community in general. […]